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Steven S.K. Hao

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Steven Spielberg Autograph
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Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 4

Arts staff writers Steven S.K. Hao '18 and Tianxing V. Lan '18 recap screenings from the fourth day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes Daily Round-Up Photo
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Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 5

Arts staff writers Steven S.K. Hao '18 and Tianxing V. Lan '18 recap screenings from the fifth day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Loving Press Photo
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'Loving' a Dramatic yet Tender Affair

Jeff Nichols's newest film—his second this year after “Midnight Special,” which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in February—is not so much about Loving v. Virginia as it is about the love story behind it. What results is among the director’s best work, beautifully acted and eloquently reticent.

The Nice Guys Press Photo
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This Time, 'The Nice Guys' Don’t Finish Last

If you’re expecting a daring and paradigm-shifting maverick of a film, this is not the movie for you. At the same time, the world needs films that simply make audiences laugh, and “The Nice Guys”—superbly executed and blissful to the point that it refuses to take even itself seriously—is just that.

Steven Spielberg Autograph
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Steven Spielberg Autograph

Steven Spielberg's autograph for Crimson Arts staff writer Steven S.K. Hao.

'The Student'
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'The Student' Thrills and Enlightens

​In “Uchenik (The Student),” Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov paints a haunting picture of a student’s violent descent into religious fanaticism and the horrific consequences that follow. But “The Student” is not a cautionary tale against piety—it is an admonition of obsession, and a powerful one at that.

'I, Daniel Blake'
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'I, Daniel Blake' Powerful, Unflinchingly Honest

“I, Daniel Blake,” simply shot and minimally edited, is drenched in visceral and unadulterated realism. It is also one of the most powerful and moving films in recent memory.

'The BFG'
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'The BFG' Eschews Story for Effects

“The BFG” is a charming and captivating spectacle with strong performances to boot, but unfortunately it is unable to strike a balance between unadulterated fantasy and computer-generated wonder.

"Ma Loute (Slack Bay)"
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'Slack Bay' a Delightfully Absurd Affair

Stylish, hilarious and undeniably absurd, the newest entry in Bruno Dumont’s filmography is a fun-filled, laugh-out-loud romp—even when it’s not quite clear what’s happening.

Café Society
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'Café Society' Serves up Middling Charm

“Café Society” is a charming and enjoyable, if thoroughly unspectacular, ode to the Golden Age of American cinema—one that teases at a return to form for Woody Allen but ultimately falls just short.

Cannes 2016 Roundup Day 1
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Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 1

Arts staff writers Steven S.K. Hao '18 and Tianxing V. Lan '18 recap screenings from the first day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes 2016
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Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 2

Arts staff writers Steven S.K. Hao '18 and Tianxing V. Lan '18 recap screenings from the second day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Slack Bay Press Conference
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Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 3

Arts staff writers Steven S.K. Hao '18 and Tianxing V. Lan '18 recap screenings from the third day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

"Money Monster"
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'Money Monster' Delivers Solid—If Uneven—Thrills

There’s not a whole lot of originality to be found in actress-turned-director Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster”—it's a largely unambitious film that does little new. What it does do, however, it does reasonably well.

You, Me and the Apocalypse
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'You, Me and the Apocalypse' a Blast

"You, Me and the Apocalypse" shines with sharp performances, crisp dialogue, and a clever sense of humor.

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